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What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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These estimates may include Front shock absorber, Front shock absorber, Rear shock absorber and/or Rear shock absorber

49 manufacturers for Shock Absorber Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £163.05 - £319.46

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 628

£300

£225 - £377

£334 - £565

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Audi

Parts costs: £144.48 - £252.19

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4778

£273

£223 - £319

£376 - £532

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Austin

Parts costs: £108.67 - £130.40

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 10

£154

£146 - £146

£204 - £204

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Bentley

Parts costs: £219.86 - £264.39

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 11

£332

£322 - £322

£467 - £468

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BMW

Parts costs: £145.73 - £300.36

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 8572

£319

£234 - £391

£431 - £708

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £261.01 - £313.21

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£348

£348 - £348

£487 - £487

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £195.09 - £380.22

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 283

£332

£258 - £394

£359 - £535

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £150.66 - £260.69

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 323

£215

£181 - £279

£246 - £393

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Citroen

Parts costs: £118.12 - £248.26

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2569

£257

£188 - £320

£269 - £454

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Dacia

Parts costs: £174.35 - £254.92

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 39

£240

£227 - £267

£314 - £364

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £153.82 - £187.78

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 20

£229

£233 - £235

£342 - £345

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £194.92 - £339.62

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 32

£303

£249 - £346

£341 - £465

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Daimler

Parts costs: £293.04 - £351.64

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£385

£369 - £369

£504 - £504

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Dodge

Parts costs: £267.67 - £339.09

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 19

£351

£344 - £363

£474 - £499

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Ferrari

Parts costs: £257.07 - £308.48

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£359

£350 - £350

£493 - £493

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Fiat

Parts costs: £134.05 - £216.68

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3893

£211

£184 - £249

£244 - £331

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Ford

Parts costs: £123.90 - £226.66

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 10499

£222

£172 - £259

£234 - £352

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Honda

Parts costs: £224.36 - £368.36

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3267

£361

£300 - £416

£416 - £578

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £173.44 - £368.72

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 684

£322

£219 - £383

£290 - £503

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £204.44 - £288.77

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 29

£250

£230 - £273

£296 - £353

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Iveco

Parts costs: £202.78 - £343.74

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 22

£284

£243 - £333

£323 - £436

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £243.39 - £501.98

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1116

£412

£281 - £516

£393 - £764

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Jeep

Parts costs: £140.21 - £318.57

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 298

£261

£167 - £325

£225 - £446

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Kia

Parts costs: £147.97 - £291.59

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 537

£245

£190 - £304

£252 - £400

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £170.97 - £591.81

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 1736

£413

£224 - £623

£337 - £912

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LDV

Parts costs: £214.34 - £257.21

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 130

£245

£250 - £250

£329 - £329

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Lexus

Parts costs: £227.65 - £730.25

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 381

£486

£302 - £708

£472 - £995

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Mazda

Parts costs: £131.25 - £269.22

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1433

£223

£164 - £283

£222 - £384

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £161.41 - £350.53

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2739

£378

£223 - £422

£358 - £699

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MG

Parts costs: £139.85 - £398.86

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 52

£263

£186 - £386

£261 - £506

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MINI

Parts costs: £139.05 - £252.76

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1205

£251

£199 - £282

£331 - £451

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £158.90 - £250.58

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 516

£241

£208 - £279

£282 - £381

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Nissan

Parts costs: £153.21 - £356.97

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1269

£293

£198 - £379

£267 - £507

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £104.32 - £217.41

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3111

£226

£169 - £281

£250 - £408

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £170.49 - £204.59

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£231

£220 - £220

£299 - £299

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Porsche

Parts costs: £480.12 - £939.30

Labour time: 2-4 hours

# of quotes: 75

£858

£633 - £992

£882 - £1,356

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Renault

Parts costs: £118.20 - £227.83

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3249

£226

£175 - £267

£243 - £366

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Rover

Parts costs: £141.10 - £234.28

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 253

£261

£226 - £288

£339 - £419

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Saab

Parts costs: £181.50 - £320.93

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 806

£277

£226 - £323

£306 - £431

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SEAT

Parts costs: £118.76 - £208.86

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2171

£225

£185 - £262

£268 - £375

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Skoda

Parts costs: £108.11 - £214.13

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1570

£233

£174 - £277

£255 - £400

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Smart

Parts costs: £107.06 - £229.35

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 148

£215

£153 - £281

£220 - £408

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £206.21 - £247.46

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 19

£274

£273 - £273

£381 - £381

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Subaru

Parts costs: £216.98 - £386.20

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 150

£371

£287 - £405

£391 - £543

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £158.89 - £275.44

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 359

£236

£199 - £286

£256 - £368

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Toyota

Parts costs: £146.01 - £283.11

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 1877

£278

£206 - £345

£291 - £492

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £128.44 - £237.85

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 8154

£223

£169 - £258

£225 - £343

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £127.59 - £223.58

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 10247

£242

£198 - £278

£309 - £425

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Volvo

Parts costs: £155.46 - £315.75

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1533

£291

£212 - £351

£316 - £517

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  • TVR
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
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  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Proton
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a shock absorber replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Shock Absorber replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£178.46

Front shock absorber replacement

Citroen Berlingo/Berlingo First I/II 1.9L 1998 07
Sutton Coldfield
£204.39

Front shock absorber replacement

BMW 6 Series 635d 3.0L 2008
Polegate
£161.52

Front shock absorber forks (both) replacement

Ford Fiesta TDCi 1.4L 2007
Bridgend
£156.57

Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

Volvo XC60 D5 2.4L 2011 13
Newton Stewart